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Re: From Oliver Rauhut - Re: Amygdalodon addendum



--- "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Oliver Rauhut wrote, forwarded by Tim Williams
> (twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com):
> 
> <Wouldn´t think so. It doesn´t look like any dinosaur dermal armour I´ve
> ever seen and would be awefully big for any of the sauropods represented
> by the material of Amygdalodon. It kind of looks like part of a plate of a
> large turtle, maybe with a rib attachment on the interior side, though
> Marcelo de la Fuente could not identify it as any turtle element. Another
> possibility might be part of a plesiosaur pectoral girdle (parts of the
> section are marine), but again, Zulma Gasparini saw it and couldn´t think
> of any plesiosaur bone that looks like that. The bone thus remains a
> mystery and can only be referred to as vertebrata indet.>
> 
>   Maybe not that far back, as it is unlikely a fish had such a large plate
> of curved bone.

It being a bone, wouldn't it at least have to be _Osteichthyes_ indet.?

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